On your feet soldier: Recovery after financial disaster

Wednesday, June 3, 2015, AM | Leave Comment

Are you among a lot of people suffering from a serious financial setback? If you yourself or some unfortunate situation has led you to a crisis, don’t think of it as the end of the world, rather as an opportunity to learn how to prevent that from ever happening again. At the end, we actually […]



A 4- Point Guide in Choosing the Appropriate Credit Card

Tuesday, June 2, 2015, AM | Leave Comment

Gold, silver, platinum, prestige, travel, cash back; you have to give it to credit card issuers because the terms they use to label their products are ingenious. However, they have also managed to befuddle their customers. A study by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) in 2012 showed that only a meager 26% of […]



Tips To Remind Boosting Up Contribution For Retirement

Monday, June 1, 2015, PM | Leave Comment

I have followed some finance experts who tell me to boost up contribution to my retirement account. They have been saying almost the same things since I turned 55. For some, it might seem ages ago and for others, probably yesterday. I just turned 65. You decide whether the following reminder applies to you or […]



6 Steps to Stabilizing Your Finances after a Major Car Accident

Monday, June 1, 2015, AM | 1 Comment

There are many hidden costs associated with even the smallest of car accidents, which is why it stands to reason that major car accidents can bring a plethora of problems. The largest of those problems concerns your finances. You’ll have medical bills, lawyer fees and insurance cost increases all on top of the fact that […]



Five Cool Things to Know About Action Items

Sunday, May 31, 2015, AM | 1 Comment

An action item is an ad-hoc work activity that requires follow-up execution. By their nature, action items normally cannot be planned for in advance. They arise on an as needed basis during meetings or as a by-product of working on something else. There is no Knowledge Area in the PMBOK Guide for managing action items, […]



Loan Confusion: There’s a Way Out!

Saturday, May 30, 2015, AM | Leave Comment

Can I afford a house with a water view or with a park view? How much money do I have to put down? What is amortization? What’s a good interest rate? What forms do I need? What do FHA and LTT stand for? Getting a mortgage for the first time always leads to confusion. Most […]



Understand The Two Different Kinds Of Capital Gain Taxes

Friday, May 29, 2015, PM | Leave Comment

When you invest your money, for example, in stocks and then sell it at a profit, you have to pay taxes on the profit which is commonly known as capital gain taxes. When you sell it at a loss, obviously, you don’t pay taxes on your loss but you can offset it with any capital […]



Lease vs. Loan: How to Finance Your First Vehicle

Friday, May 29, 2015, AM | Leave Comment

Getting your first car is a big step, but you’ll have a lot of decisions to make beyond make, model, and what type of upgrades you want. Perhaps the biggest decision you’ll have to make is whether you’re going to lease a car, or take a loan out to pay the cost. Both have distinct […]



Tips To Take Retirement Money As Lump Sum Or Annuity

Thursday, May 28, 2015, AM | Leave Comment

This is probably an age-old question but keeps resurfacing in these hard times, whether to take your retirement money in lump sum or in the form of annuity in which case you get monthly payments. Experts agree on one thing and that is they would tell you it depends on your specific situation. In other […]



Retirement Must Be One Of Your Biggest Financial Goals

Wednesday, May 27, 2015, AM | Leave Comment

Like the saying goes, when the going gets tough, the tough saves more for retirement. When the financial markets get tough, people who save for retirement have to be even tougher. The market, no doubt, is extremely volatile. You, as an investor, would be tempted to cut back on your saving. Please don’t. If you […]





 

 

 

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